Last week (May 31 to June 02), EuroCIS 2022, The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, finally took place again in the halls of Messe Düsseldorf. In addition to visiting numerous exhibitors and their products, interesting presentations on current trends and developments in the field of retail technologies could be followed at the Retail Technology Stage and the Connected Retail Stage. Whether mobile solutions, self-checkout or security technology - the entire program of the Connected Retail Stage can still be viewed now in the form of on-demand videos: http://stage-cr.eurocis.com.Die Presentations from the Retail Technology Stage on a wide range of topics, such as omnichannel services or mobile commerce, can also still be viewed: http://stage-rt.eurocis.com.
But it was not only on the two large stages that an extensive supporting program took place. The "retail salsa Tech Talks" celebrated their premiere this year. On the stage in the North Entrance, experts came together to discuss three important trend areas in retail and to provide trade visitors with practical insights and recipe ideas. The panel discussions on "Automation and AI," "Smart Stores" and "Interactive Touchpoints" are also available as an on-demand offering: https://retail-salsa.de/.
This year, for the first time, those who could not be on site every day were also taken live to the show: Every day, three live highlight tours provided exciting insights into what was happening at the show and also captured innovations, products and statements from exhibitors. Various topics were addressed in both English and German, once again highlighting the live character of EuroCIS. These tours can still be experienced now: https://www.eurocis.com/de/EuroCIS_2022.
Meanwhile, in the Düsseldorf exhibition halls, exhibitors at EuroCIS were highly satisfied with the international trade audience and their high willingness to invest. In addition some exhibitor voices:
Ruud Peeters, Founder/CCO, Bank2Loyalty:
"The Bank2Loyalty team is very pleased with the high quality of the Start-up Hub at EuroCIS. Our conversations with retail leaders from around the world were very insightful. We are encouraged and delighted to have met visitors from the Nordic countries, Pakistan, Qatar and our friends from our own European environment. We are very happy to have been part of the Re-Start for Retail Innovations at EuroCIS!"
Hendrik Ohse, Head of Global Software Sales, Bizerba:
"EuroCIS 2022 was once again enormously impressive. We were able to welcome an incredible number of visitors to our Bizerba stand from the very first hour. Among them were, of course, countless international partners, customers and important new prospects, but fortunately also a great many journalists and film crews interested in our intelligent solutions. Two of our exhibits that work with artificial intelligence were particularly well received: the Bizerba SmartShelf and our latest development TableSmart. For shoppers, everything will be easier, contactless and convenient when shopping in the future - that's a fact. But the big winners will definitely be the solutions that also enable automated processes and more economical operations for retailers."
Thomas Rausch, Sales Director, GLORY Germany:
"Rightly, the anticipation for EuroCIS 2022 was great and the euphoria could be felt in all conversations with customers and partners. The main focus was on Connected Retail and the rapid developments in the area of self-checkout/self-scanning. The mood at our stand showed that innovative checkout concepts are coming to the fore, especially now. Combined solutions, e.g. from our extended cash management and kiosk portfolio together with Acrelec, enable more efficiency, flexibility and improve the customer experience. After three successful days at the show, we are now looking forward to the tasks ahead in the coming weeks and months to help shape the future of retail and enrich it with innovative retail technology."
Michael Unmüßig, Senior Executive Vice President Group, Managing Director SES-imagotag Deutschland GmbH, CEO Captana :
"We can sum up our impressions of EuroCIS 2022 in one word: excellent. The number of visitors to our stand clearly exceeded our wildest expectations, our customers and partners enjoyed themselves, and there were exciting discussions. The Messe Düsseldorf team and the EHI Retail Institute made the right decision to move the trade show to June. Great trade fair and only beaming faces."
Klaus Smets, Managing Director Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (Deutschland) GmbH:
"Retailers from all over Europe came to our booth with very specific questions, had intensive discussions with us and are also in a mood to invest. The focus was on our new software solution for mobile checkouts and payment with pin-on-glass as well as our self-service solution with the hybrid kiosk system. We were particularly surprised by the great interest shown by Spanish retailers, but we also had very good discussions with many visitors from Eastern Europe, the Benelux and other countries."
The next EuroCIS will take place as part of EuroShop 2023 from February 26 to March 02, 2023 in Düsseldorf.